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Considering Cheek Filler Treatment? Here Are A Few Reasons To Choose Radiesse

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Cheek fillers are an effective substitute for cheek Implants or fat grafting when you want to restore volume to your cheeks. A non-invasive, low-cost, low-risk, and highly effective procedure, the results from your cheek filler treatment can even be further improved based on the type of dermal filler you choose. One option you can consider is Radiesse.

Why is Radiesse a good option for cheek filler treatment in particular? A major benefit is that it doesn't stop at adding volume to your cheeks – it also helps your body restore its lost volume by itself over time. As a result, Radiesse is one of the longest-lasting dermal filler injections on the market, which does wonders for a somewhat tricky area to treat like the cheeks.

How Does Radiesse Work?

Radiesse is a dermal filler injection that uses CaHA (calcium hydroxylapatite) microsphere-infused gel to restore facial volume to the skin. It's most commonly used in areas that need a lot of additional volumes like the nose and the sides of the mouth, or areas like the back of the hands. 

Radiesse dermal filler can also be used to fill in smile lines, marionette lines, and other noticeable folds around the face.

The CaHA microsphere gel is the core ingredient that makes Radiesse an effective application for adding volume to the skin. Made of calcium and phosphate, it has high biocompatibility with your skin since these are substances that are already found in the body. 

Here's how Radiesse works to give your skin more volume:

  • Radiesse is injected into the treatment area and the gel settles (or is shaped) to match the patient's contour
  • As the gel settles underneath the skin, it provides volume and lifting action for immediate, visible improvements
  • The CaHA microspheres stimulate your skin's collagen production, improving skin health and quality
  • Collagen grows into the "scaffolding" provided by the initial injection of CaHA gel
  • Over time, the CaHA microspheres are absorbed by the skin, leaving the new collagen in its place

The result is a natural-looking filler that blends well with the surrounding areas, removing all but the most stubborn of fine lines and wrinkles. Because of the increased collagen production, your skin becomes smoother, more supple, and more vibrant. The results from Radiesse can last twice as long compared to other dermal filler brands, with minimal risk of any side effects or allergic reactions.

Why Choose Radiesse Injection for Cheek Fillers?

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Radiesse is only one brand in the variety of dermal filler injections available: other options like Juvederm Voluma or Restylane Lyft are also popular choices. You can also consider other options to fill in facial volume in your cheeks like fat grafting or cheek implants. However, there are some distinct benefits to choosing Radiesse over other methods or even other dermal filler brands:

1. Double Action for Restoring Volume

Unlike most facial filler brands that only fill in the treated area or increase your natural collagen production, Radiesse works by doing both of these things at the same time. The CaHA microsphere gel provides immediate lift after your treatment, while the increased collagen production can help prolong your results long after the effects of the filler gel wear off.

This makes Radiesse a comparatively effective option for cheek augmentation if you want both immediate and long-term results from a single treatment. Depending on how much cheek volume needs to be restored, Radiesse can give outstanding results for a non-invasive cosmetic treatment.

2. Possible Long-term Results

Radiesse is a popular option for patients who want to fill in the volume of their cheeks without the need for frequent re-applications. Radiesse can last for up to 2 years with minimal upkeep and maintenance, in comparison to other brands that can only last up to 6 to 12 months. Any maintenance treatments are minimal and don't need much work either.

No dermal filler lasts forever, but Radiesse is one of the few FDA-approved fillers that have proven to have effective and long-term results. Patients who have concerns or constraints on the time, effort, and cost of dermal filler treatments will Radiesse a perfect fit for their needs.

3. Minimally Invasive Treatment

Like all dermal filler injections, Radiesse Treatment requires no incisions or scalpel work at all. It's a non-invasive and non-surgical procedure that can be done in a single afternoon. Most patients can even get the treatment with little preparation – and allowances can be made for special concerns, like a topical anaesthetic for people with sensitive skin.

Minimally invasive means that you're less likely to experience any pain and discomfort during and after your treatment, and the possibility of serious complications related to the procedure is lower overall. A Radiesse injection is a great option for patients who want to get additional volume for their cheeks, but don't want to go through plastic surgery.

Are There Any Side Effects From Radiesse Treatment?

Radiesse requires significantly less time, investment, and effort from both the provider and patient compared to treatments like plastic surgery, but it doesn't mean that it doesn't have any side effects. Even if it's a minimally invasive treatment, there's always the risk of some side effects during and after the procedure.

The good news is that these side effects are rare. Any commonly experienced side effects usually go away within a few hours to around two days and having an experienced Radiesse injector/provider (like a plastic surgeon) can help you avoid serious complications entirely. 

Common side effects associated with Radiesse injection include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Bleeding
  • Skin discoloration
  • General discomfort in the treated area

Less common side effects may include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Filler migration (where the filler moves outside the treated area)
  • Skin Infection
  • Bumps or nodules underneath the skin
  • Loss of feeling or sensation

Serious side effects include:

  • Accidental injection of filler material into blood vessels
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Blistering or peeling skin

For a full explanation of possible side effects, how to manage them, and what else to keep in mind before, during, and after your treatment, please consult your provider. While it's difficult to predict the exact reaction that your body may have to Radiesse, you're likely to be part of the vast majority of patients who go through treatment with no problem.

Radiesse also contains no animal byproducts for its essential elements, which makes it a good fit for vegans and other patients with similar considerations.

Safe and Effective Radiesse Cheek Fillers With Dr. Lanna Aesthetics

Dr. Lanna and her team

If you're looking for long-lasting yet natural-looking results from your cheek filler injections, few brands can do it better than Radiesse. With an experienced injector, you'll be able to enjoy the results of your cheek filler treatment without the risk of serious complications.

If you're considering getting Radiesse treatment or a dermal filler injection for your cheeks, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lanna Aesthetics today. We have extensive experience with Radiesse filler (and dermal filler injections), using them to treat cosmetic concerns without the need for plastic surgery. To learn more about our cosmetic injections and how they can help you, book an appointment with us today.

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